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Casual white linen dining. Come see our new 1,100 sq ft dining room, featuring a view of Deer Creek. We also offer a full bar with daily drink specials. Enjoy our creekside patios, upper bar and wine tasting room. Think of us for gourmet burgers, pizza, elegant meals, banquets and catering. See us on Wednesday for our Blue Plate Special and Fridays for fresh house-made Fish & Chips, Clam Chowder and Coleslaw-all day, til sold out. Come early!
US$11 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Bar, American
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 23 February 2020

Yesterday, my hubby and I went to Nevada City for a hike. We needed lunch beforehand. Of course we wanted to know what people chose on Tripadvisor. Lefty's was a solid yes. The name makes you think you are going to a sports bar....but casual...dining it is! A nice surprise! Hubby had the meatloaf sandwich. Wow. He said it was the best meatloaf sandwich he had ever tasted. Moist, delicious meatloaf, grilled (!) with a yummy tomato spread, tomato and lettuce. The sandwich was huge! He opted for the onion rings...light and crisp. Ketchup is not needed. I had the Asian salad which was tasty and well dressed. Overall, and excellent experience! We are ready to go back today!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 10 February 2020

Although we live in the neighborhood, we hadn't been to Lefty's Grill in a long while and decided to try it for a date night dinner. Our server was very personable and attentive. We enjoyed our meal and will probably return again soon.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

Selected one of their award winning flatbread pizzas and a can never go wrong cheeseburger. Each entree was perfectly prepared. Food server was attentive without being intrusive. Would go back without hesitation on a future trip to the area. A little pricier than anticipated, but...no complaints.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 4 January 2020 via mobile

We sat in the more casual bar area which was fine. The atmosphere is not barlike enough though. We went in on a slow night so the servers were really bored which was sad. We both had the pizza which was solid but mine (Garden...Pizza) was a little oily. Overall a little too pricy for what you get.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 26 November 2019

Lefty's was recommended by the owner of one of the shops in town and it did not disappoint. It was a little too cool to sit outside but we had a perfect table by the window overlooking the patio and river. Lefty's offers a chicken...breast substitution for any of their burgers and we opted for the mushroom swiss. It was delicious as were the sweet potato fries. Wanted to try the special bread pudding for dessert but had no room! Next time. Good service too. You'll need to park across the street not behind the building.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 18 November 2019

Lots of great dining choices in Nevada City. We stumbled onto Lefty's while visiting and were quite impressed. Sat in the bar for quick service before a concert...staff was friendly, attentive, and quick. The Happy Hour options were plentiful and a good value. Beer and...appetizers started us off before main courses. The Baked Polenta Thing was really yummy and a good value. Decent selection of beer... main course (Bruelee for my wife, chicken for me) were both done to perfection and attractively plated. A great, memorable, dining experience... highly recommended if you are in Nevada City.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 13 September 2019

We walked down to the end of Main Street to Lefty’s for dinner. We were given a table outside on the porch overlooking the river. The place is muncher larger than it first appears but the rooms inside and out provide an intimate setting rather...than large and impersonal. Our outside table was in a lovely setting overlooking the river. The very nice people who shared a table next to us had given their friends a little chair massage then came over to give Dave and me a free mini massage! Dave had a meatloaf sandwich with a small salad which was just ok but I had a delicious salmon dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 7 September 2019

It was a very hot day, but we did find a mostly shaded patio table to enjoy our evening meal. I ordered the meatloaf and my partner had the burger. Both meals were done perfectly and delicious.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Instead of ordering dinner last time I was there I had two of the best appetizers to make up my dinner. Their Parmeasan Brulee with Roasted grapes and balsamic glaze was amazing. Sitting on the deck overlooking Deer Creek adds to the delightful atmosphere and...is perfect for a summer evening.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

Yum. Salmon and steak on point. Very surprised by the quality and flavor of the food. Absolutely amazing. Solid. Recommend.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Lefty's is open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. Open Friday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. This is the information we were given when we were there; HOWEVER, I would call (530.265.5838) to insure this is... More
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Lefty's Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4